Mumbles … Neither

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“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” We have all heard these words and attribute them to the US postal workers… not really sure how it came to be that way as the words were attributed to Greek historian Herodotus back about 2500 years ago. I just couldn’t help but think about them in my own way…

Neither depression nor anxiety nor pain nor fatigue from fibro stops this writer from her trusty blogs. But life, that bitch always gets in the way! I just can’t believe I am now MORE than a month behind. I keep thinking I should scrap my plans to catch up but then again I feel bad for all the hard work you put into your blogs, I don’t want to miss something good. But I have to draw the line some where. So this is my commitment to read like a mad woman. I will try not to comment much, but sometimes I just have to.

By the end of the month if I have not made a sizeable dent in the past blog log, I will wipe the slate to zero with profound apologies (and don’t be afraid to recommend one of your blogs you are especially happy with during that time to me) and start fresh on February first.


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – neither

Happy and Grateful – Day 224

Seven months are gone now and surprisingly I am still plugging along with this challenge to post about my happiness and gratitude every day this year.  August brings the state fair here in Iowa and lots of heat and humidity.  It is the time to see the back to school shopping start with kids dreading it and parents loving it.  As I continue my challenge I hope you will take a minute to reflect on your day too.  You can even share your happiness and gratitude here in the comments or on your own blog.  There is good in every day!

Today was an ok day.  Not great, not horrible, just a day.  First day of my boyfriends vacation and we did nothing… had a very lazy day.  I took a nap in the afternoon, he took one in the evening.  We watched some more Dark Matter on Netflix.  We did take a walk to the store down the block, but only to pick up something for dinner.  I was grateful for a day with very little to do.

I did get an opportunity to do a little cleaning up in my inbox today.  I am forever terrible about sorting through emails.  I will go through and look at the important email and leave the ads and junk mail for weeks sometimes.  I was even able to browse a few new blogs here on WordPress and find a couple new people to follow.  It made me happy to get some computer “work” done.

Now my nighttime meds are kicking in and I am starting to get drowsy.  Must be time to end this for the night.  Find your happiness, feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!